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Slavery Remembrance Day will be held in August

Slavery Remembrance Day will be held in August

  By Frederick H. Lowe International Slavery Remembrance Day will be held on August 20 in London’s Trafalgar Square three days before it will be observed on August 23rd elsewhere in the world to remember the millions of black victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and slavery’s eventual abolition. The solemn occasion will include a national memorial to honor victims […]

July 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·
$3 million settlement paid in cop killing of Philando Castile

$3 million settlement paid in cop killing of Philando Castile

By Frederick H. Lowe The city of St. Anthony, Minn., has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to the mother of Philando Castile, a registered gun owner who was shot to death by a police officer during a routine traffic stop although he was complying with the cop’s orders. Under the terms of the settlement, Valerie Castile, as trustee, will […]

June 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black British soldiers in WW 2

Memorial acknowledges African and Caribbean troops who fought for Britain in both world wars

By Frederick H. Lowe Sir Michael Fallon, Britain’s Secretary of Defense, recently unveiled the country’s first- ever memorial to the two million African and Caribbean troops who fought in World War I and World War II for England but whose valor and sacrifice were never lauded or depicted in major feature films about either war. Sir Fallon unveiled the memorial […]

June 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Google and the Equal Justice Initiative launch website about the lynching of African Americans

More than 4,000 blacks have been lynched in the U.S. by Frederick H. Lowe The Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Ala.-based nonprofit organization that challenges poverty and racial injustice, has launched in partnership with Google “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Terrorism,” an interactive search engine designed to spark a national conversation about the more than 4,000 lynchings of […]

June 25, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police dash-cam video of deadly shooting is released

Police dash-cam video of deadly shooting is released

By Frederick H. Lowe When Jeronimo Yanez, a police officer with the St. Anthony, Minn., police department, pulled over a car driven by Philando Castile last July 6 in Falcon Heights, Minn., he claimed it was because one of the car’s brake lights were out, according to a police dash-cam video that shows the deadly shooting of Castile  by Yanez […]

June 21, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Trevor Noah blasts the NRA for its silence concerning the Philando Castile verdict

Trevor Noah blasts the NRA for its silence concerning the Philando Castile verdict

  The Daily Show with Trevor Noah By Frederick H. Lowe Late night talk show host Trevor Noah lashed out at the National Rifle Association for its deafening silence regarding the acquittal of a police officer in the deadly  shooting of Philando Castile, a registered gun owner. Noah, host of The Daily Show, said during his opening monologue,”There’s a group […]

June 20, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Philando Castile

Cop acquitted in shooting death of a black Minnesota motorist

But the town dismisses the police officer following the verdict By Frederick H. Lowe A majority white jury today acquitted a Minnesota police officer in last year’s shooting death of a black motorist who told the cop minutes earlier that he was a registered gun owner and was carrying a weapon. The jury acquitted Jeronimo Yanez, of the St. Anthony, […]

June 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Real Men Cook will be held at 4 locations this Sunday in the Chicago area and one in Gary, Ind.

Real Men Cook will be held at 4 locations this Sunday in the Chicago area and one in Gary, Ind.

Real Men Cook, an annual event honoring black fathers and other men who lift up the community, will be held at four locations in the Chicago area and one in Gary, Ind., on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18.  Organizers predict the combined events will draw thousands. The locations and times are:  BBF Family Services in North Lawndale, Douglas Park Fieldhouse, […]

June 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea and he comes in peace

  By Frederick H. Lowe Wearing a black PotCoin.com T-shirt with green letters, NBA hall of famer Dennis Rodman today arrived in North Korea, possibly to meet with Kim Jong Un, his friend, and the country’s supreme leader, during a tense time between the U.S. and North Korea. Rodman was mobbed at Pyongyang International Airport by the press and onlookers […]

June 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black Lives Matter wins an international award for its work

Black Lives Matter wins an international award for its work

  The Sydney Peace Foundation, an initiative of the University of Sydney in Australia and the City of Sydney, has awarded its 2017 peace prize to the Blacks Lives Matter Movement in the United States for bringing awareness to extrajudicial police murders of unarmed black men and women. The award is the first time a movement, rather than an individual, […]

June 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·